Tabea Dürr Textil Fine Art
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Salmo salar aureus maior
68cm x 87cm x 1cm
Lurex, cotton, fish skin,
tanning, weaving, embroidery

Fish skin

My interest in tanned fish skin is an interest in structure. I choose to tan the fish skin in a way that retains the feeling of dry skin or parchment. Most of the original colour of the fish skin normally fades away by tanning it.

When I put those skin parts in a textile context I try to find a way to translate their structure into textile structures – sometimes by weaving them, sometimes by embroidering them or by other techniques.

Silver fish
20cm x 20cm
Linen cloth, tanned skin of mackerel, silver and cotton thread,
Embroidery: couching
Private collection




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